Of all the suprises on the local sports scene....the Blazers win streak (which ended last night at 13).....takes the cake!
I just can't help wonder what the immediate future means for this years team---not next years.
With Oden roaming the interior....it's gonna be incredibly better. Add Rudy Fernandez---who many feel is the second coming of Manu Ginobili---and the recipe for success improves exponentially.
But, I have to admit, I get a little impatient at times....and I want results now. To cover a team....and be a fan of same team....can be tough. I remember the days of Kenny Carr, Kelvin Ransey, Calvin Natt, Darnell Valentine, and Wayne Cooper. I believe it was 1983-84. That's when I began to hold the label of 'Blazer Fan'. I used to shoot baskets on the driveway....with the AM radio in my parents car turned up....listening to the golden pipes of "The Schoonz". But I digress.
I believe that Portland can make a run towards the playoffs THIS YEAR. But do they make a trade to beef up their interior a little? Or do they stand pat....get Raef's contract off the books....and look ahead to signing a free-agent in the offseason? So many options, so little time. I do know one thing....we will all look back at December of 2007 as the month the franchise got respectability back. And it's been a long time coming. Here's to 2008!!